LIC AAO 2019 Prelims Exam Analysis | Shift 1 (4th May 2019)

LIC AAO 2019 Prelims Exam Analysis | Shift 1 (4th May 2019)


LIC AAO Prelims Exam Analysis

LIC Assistant Administrative Officers (AAO) is one of the most sought-after recruitments in the insurance industry. Several aspirants are burning candles at both ends to get a seat for themselves in this prestigious insurance/banking company. 04th May is the first phase of this exam, i.e., (Phase-I) Prelims. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be very tough this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets aware about the type of questions asked in the exam so that you get an idea about how to plan your strategy to attempt the questions in the exam and manage your time accordingly.

This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam, it’s important for all insurance/banking aspirants to go through the review once. Exam analysis and review can help the aspirants who are yet to appear in upcoming shifts of LIC AAO Prelims to get an idea of the difficulty level and expected the pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to Moderate level. The order of occurrence of sections was the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

LIC  AAO Exam Analysis: Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time
*English Language *15  20
Reasoning Ability 27-32 20
Quantitative Aptitude 17-22 20
Total 53-58 (Reasoning Ability + Quantitative Aptitude) 60

*English Language section is qualifying in nature and the marks in English Language will not be counted for ranking. So, marks of english language section will not be taken into account for calculating Good Attempts.

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate because 10 questions were based on word problems (Miscellaneous). There were 2 sets of DIs namely:

  • Bar Chart (2 months April/May)
  • Pie Chart + Tabular DI
Topic No. of Questions Level
DI 10 Easy-Moderate
Wrong Number Series 05 Moderate
Approximation 05 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 15 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

NOTE: Minimum qualifying marks in Quantitative Aptitude section is 18 (16 for SC/ST).

*English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was easy. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 7 questions out of which 2 questions were based on VocabsThe passage of the RC was based on Artificial Intelligence in Insurance Sector. 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  07 Moderate
Error Detection (Spelling/Grammar) 05 Easy
Cloze Test 05 Easy
Error Detection (Sentence Based) 05 Easy
Sentence Arrangement 05 Easy-Moderate
Word Usage 03 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

*The English Language section is qualifying in nature and the marks in English Language will not be counted for ranking. Minimum qualifying marks is 10 (9 for SC/ST). 

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning section was also Easy. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types

  • Linear Sitting Arrangement (10 people, All are facing north)
  • Month-Based Puzzle (3 months & 2 Dates, 6 teachers)
  • Circular Sitting Arrangement (9 people, All are facing inside)
  • Miscellaneous Puzzle (7 people are buying 7 item after one by one)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 05 Easy
Inequalities 05 Easy
numeric Series 01 Easy
Coding-Decoding 01 Easy
Direction Sense 03 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

NOTE: Minimum qualifying marks in Reasoning Ability section is 18 (16 for SC/ST).

Keep up your calm and confidence and you’ll surely do well in the exam!


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